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On the eve of her retirement and as part of ETBI’s “Future of Education and Training”  short video series, Irish Independent Education Editor and former ETB student Katherine Donnelly reflects on the highs and lows of 20 years reporting on the Irish Education system.

In a wide-ranging interview with ETBI’s General Secretary, Katherine discusses the legacy of COVID, the ETB ‘brand’, equality of opportunity in education, and liberating all students from the ‘obsession’ with CAO to find their path.

She talks about the challenges and opportunities facing ETBs including the potential of ETB Community National Schools and the future of FET:

In the ideal world I think everyone should do a Further Education course for the year after they leave school”

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